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10-30-2013, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffNYI View Post
I'm being brief because I'm on an iPhone typing this. But I remember in 2011-12 alone there were like 50 call-ups from the CHL to the AHL, and those guys were there like a thousand days altogether.

So assuming 30 to 60 call-ups per year since 2010-11 ... I mean do the math.

I think we all agree it's not as good as the ECHL, but it's too far beyond the SPHL to be considered A level.

But none of us are experts. So for me, I think it's AA because the NHL and AHL treat the CHL more like the ECHL than they do the SPHL.

If you want think it's A level then that's cool. It's definitely in between the two established leagues so both sides of the debate have points that can be made.
Last season, the CHL had 45 call-ups, involving 30 players - (side note - I love the headline of that release that says a "large number" of call ups. Not really a large number IMO).

Last season, the ECHL had 574 call-ups, involving 348 players ( That number is noted about halfway through that article.

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